Divorce & Separation

Moving on after a relationship breakdown can be an emotionally stressful time. Even making initial contact with a lawyer can be daunting. We understand that, which is why our team will listen to you and provide you with proactive options to help you move on.

We offer fixed fees from £500 + VAT for divorce. We offer payment plans for our fees which can be spread over six monthly payments.

If you need assistance with making a claim against your partner in respect of property/finances or arrangements for children then we will provide an estimate tailored to your circumstances.

Divorce and Separation


Information if you want to divorce your spouse

If you have decided that your marriage has ended and there is no chance of it ever getting back on track, we can help with a divorce. The only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage, which you will need to confirm in your Divorce Application. You will be known as the Applicant in your divorce.

Information if your spouse is divorcing you

Your spouse will have to state that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You will be known as the Respondent in the divorce. This does not always put you at a disadvantage when it comes to dealing with finances and children but it is best to speak to us before signing any papers.

Information if you are both applying for a divorce

Under the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020), married couples now have the option to make a joint application to the Court for a divorce. This means that the costs of the divorce can be split 50/50 between the parties.

Information if you don’t want to divorce but you want to formally separate

There are various options including a Separation Agreement or a Judicial Separation. These will mean that you remain married but that your financial circumstances and arrangements for your children are formally recorded.

Why act now regarding divorce & separation?

The sooner you contact us the quicker you will be able to take positive steps forward. It is particularly important, when there is a dispute, to take legal advice as soon possible. Acting now could mean that you have a better chance of achieving the best possible outcome for you whether this relates to divorce, separation, children, financial disputes, or domestic abuse.

Can I get a Quickie Divorce?

The media sensationalises celebrity divorces as being ‘quickie’ divorces that are over in a matter of minutes. However, this part of the divorce is when the court pronounces the Conditional Order. The reality is that the divorce process would have started several months before it reaches this point and there will be a further six weeks to wait until the divorce can be finalised.

Is there a no-fault Divorce?

Since the change in Divorce Laws you can only get divorced on a no fault basis, which will allow couples to focus on important issues like children, property and finances.  A no fault divorce cannot be contested apart from jurisdiction and extremely limited circumstances.

Can we divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences”?

Other countries allow for divorce on the basis of irreconcilable differences but this is not possible in England or Wales, though there have been proposals to allow this.

What is the difference between Divorce & Separation?

A divorce leads to ending a marriage.


If separating you can agree how your finances and arrangements for children will be dealt with without divorcing.


Religious beliefs sometimes mean that people do not want to divorce but they want to sever financial ties with their spouse. Judicial Separation is often the way people choose to deal with this.

Will I have to go to court?

It is unlikely that you will have to go to Court and even if you do we shall be there to advise and support you at each and every step of the way

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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Any solicitor can say they are experienced in what they do. We go the extra mile to demonstrate our expertise. Many of our lawyers have undertaken independent assessments of their knowledge and skills. Our accreditations give you the assurance that you are dealing with a specialist.

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